Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 7, 2023

‘Concerning’: A native Calif. species is dying in the Bay Area

Since late January, reports of sick or dead band-tailed pigeons have been flooding wildlife rehabilitation centers, with most of them coming from the Bay Area, California’s Central Coast and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Some of the birds appeared weak and lethargic, while others had difficulty breathing or swallowing. A few were unable to fly, and more severe cases led to neurological issues that caused the birds to lose coordination and uncontrollably turn their necks. 
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